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1 June 2020, 10:39

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LPR medics confirm 419 COVID-19 cases - Ministry

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LUGANSK, June 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Lugansk People’s Republic medics have confirmed 419 COVID-19 cases, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service reported.

“As of 9:00 on June 1, the LPR had 419 confirmed COVID-19 cases,” the report said.

On May 31, eight more people tested positive for coronavirus infection; 14 people fully recovered and were discharged from hospitals after two negative tests.”

As of June 1, 306 people had left hospitals; six had died of COVID-19.

The Ministry urged residents to call the doctor or hotline at the first signs of acute respiratory viral infection and observe self-isolation.

The World Health Organisation announced COVID-19 a pandemic caused by novel coronavirus. The first cases were reported in China in late 2019. As of now, the number of the infected across the world has exceeded 5.9 million; more than 367,000 have died, according to WHO. Both Russia and Ukraine reported COVID-19 outbreaks. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 405 COVID-19 cases.

As part of COVID-19 lockdown measures, the LPR Emergency and Anti-Epidemic Commission shut down public catering businesses, ordered the Republic’s education centres to move to online learning from March 30, cancelled public transport discounts and suspended the trade in non-foodstuffs. LPR government bodies suspended personal meetings with residence and interact using electronic queues. The LPR parliament toughened penalties for violations of sanitary and anti-epidemic norms. The authorities ordered strict self-isolation for residents from May 1 to May 12.

On May 11, 2020, the Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission decided to resume the operation of public transport, markets, kindergartens, hairdressers’ etc. across the larger part of the LPR provided they remained committed to safety precautions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 01 June — Lugansk